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Citizens Initiative and Recall

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  • Scott Walker victory not so impressive

    Recent letters to the editor misinterpret the results of the historic Wisconsin recall election ("Walker victory a harbinger of November elections," June 8). First, exit polls showed that 60 percent of Gov. Scott Walker's supporters did not feel a...
  • Charter filing mishap costs city in legal fees

    The city of Costa Mesa spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees in its failed attempt to place a charter initiative on the June ballot, records show. Jones Day, the law firm retained by the City Council, invoiced the city for $50,021 through...
  • Commentary: Smith ignores inherent risk of charter

    Re. "Smith: Mensinger earned his council appointment" (Oct. 3): I read Steve Smith's column and would like to comment on his statement that the proposed charter is reversible and that if it's approved — and it turns out to be a bad idea —...
  • City Council approves two code-enforcement officers

    In an evening that was more laced with political discontent than action taken, the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday unanimously authorized two new code-enforcement officers. For the fiscal year 2012-13, eight months of funding for the positions would...
  • Righeimer calls recall effort 'a stunt'

    A schoolteacher who wants to recall Jim Righeimer from the Costa Mesa City Council would need signatures from at least 15% of the city's registered voters to put the question on an election ballot. Chris McEvoy, who ran unsuccessful council bids in...
  • Harlan: This is not the time to recall Righeimer

    With election day approaching quickly, it seems Costa Mesans are not at a loss for finding new ways to muddy the political waters. Take former City Council candidate and math teacher Chris McEvoy's recent announcement of his intent to file a recall...
  • Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35

    Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35
    Proposition 35, the human trafficking measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, is a near-perfect example of how far the initiative process has strayed from its original role as the people's essential check on the Legislature and how it is now helping to run the...
  • Think Again: California's political system is the root of the problem

    We’re at that time in the political season where voters are getting hit at every turn with election advertising like being the target in a combat video game. It peaks every four years when elections coincide with presidential elections because...
  • Glendale fund transfer measure going on April ballot

    An initiative that would simplify how Glendale transfers tens of millions of dollars from the city-owned utility to pay for general public services is officially going on the April ballot. City Hall officials say the changes, which the City Council...
  • Insurance initiative contenders wrangle over Internet addresses

    Insurance initiative contenders wrangle over Internet addresses
    SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of an auto insurance initiative on the November ballot are accusing supporters of violating state cyber-fraud laws by buying up all the addresses for potential yes and no Internet sites. But the campaign for Proposition 33, waxing...
  • Don't wait with school bond measure

    Burbank Business Partners, comprised of business and community leaders committed to supporting Burbank schools, would like to respond to Megan O’Neil’s article of July 8 (“Burbank Unified looks to move ahead with school bond”). The...